Pensioners' incomes series statistics

Annual statistics about pensioners’ incomes

This collection contains estimates of the levels, sources and distribution of pensioners’ incomes. They include information about gross and net income, both before and after housing costs. The ‘after housing costs’ estimates better reflect the income pensioners actually have to spend.

Find future pensioners’ incomes publication dates in our statistics release calendar and more about our statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

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Latest release

  1. Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2015/16

    • National Statistics

Background information and guidance

Access the underlying data used to produce the statistics through the UK data archive. Read guidance on accessing sensitive versions of the data.

Read a guide to sources of data on earnings and income published by the Office for National Statistics.

  1. Changes to DWP households’ and pensioners’ incomes statistics 2015/16: statistical notice

    • Guidance
  2. Pensioners’ Incomes Series 2012/13 and 2013/14: Revisions

    • National Statistics
  3. DWP Family and Household Income Statistics – adjusting for inflation: statistical notice

    • Guidance
  4. Changes to DWP Family and Household Income Statistics 2014/15: statistical notice

    • Official Statistics
  5. Households below average income and Pensioners' incomes series: revisions to 2008/09 and 2009/10 results

    • Official Statistics
  6. Accessing datasets: access arrangements for sensitive versions of DWP data

    • Guidance
  7. Confirmation of National Statistics accreditation

    • Correspondence
  8. Evolution of pensioners’ income from defined benefit schemes

    • Official Statistics
  9. Pensioners’ incomes series user consultation

    • Official Statistics
  10. Assessment of compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics: statistics on household resources

    • Guidance

Previous releases

Find archived pensioners’ income statistics on The National Archives website.

  1. Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2014/15

    • National Statistics
  2. Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2013/14

    • National Statistics
  3. Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2012/13

    • National Statistics
  4. Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2011/12

    • National Statistics
  5. Pensioners' incomes series: financial year 2010/11

    • National Statistics
  6. Pensioners’' Incomes Series 2009/10

    • National Statistics
Published 11 July 2013
Last updated 16 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2015/16'.
  2. Published a statistical notice about a change in methodology for the PI report, to take effect for the 2015/16 publication.
  3. Added 'Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2014/15'.
  4. Published revision note for Pensioners’ Incomes Series publications for the years 2012/13 and 2013/14.
  5. Published 'Pensioners’ incomes series: financial year 2013/14'.
  6. Published Pensioners' Income Series statistics for 2012 to 2013.
  7. Published next release date for these statistics (1 July 2014).
  8. First published.